Facts and Events
James Hughart was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 368.-(undated, bet. 16 August-12 October 1784) - Thomas Hughart and James Hughart and Margaret to Nathan Crawford, tract patented to James Hughart, Sr., 10th April, 1751, and devised to Thomas and James, his youngest son; corner John Cartmill. Teste: Andrew Sitlington, John Dean, Hugh Brown.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 30.--11th February, 1767. James Huggart's will--Wife, Agness, negros; son, James, sole executor, 400 acres in Cowpasture; rest of the children; to sons, William and Thomas, and daughters, Jenny and Nancy, each 10 shillings. Teste: Chas. Knight, James McClearey. Proved, 19th Henry Gay.
- Vol. 1 - DECEMBER 19, 1786. - (187) Claim of Joseph Thompson for one gun, appraised at £800, reduced by scale to £3, 4/ specie--allowed. Claim of Robert Stuart for 1 beef. Claim of John Sutlington for 3 bushels wheat. Claim of John McClung for 422 lbs. beef. Claim of James Hughart for 787 lbs. beef. John Dickinson for beef. Ralph Lafferty for beef. Wm. Rhea for beef. James Young for 3 days driving cattle. Alexr. Kirk for 2 days driving cattle. Isham Berry for one certificate for militia service under Capt. Wm. Grissem of Albemarle for £4, 13, 4, dated 9 July, 1783. Isham Berry for one certificate for militia service under Capt. Henry Burke, dated June 4, 1783.
- From Ancestry Message Board:
- JAMES HUGHART was possibly born in 1742. He married AGNES ___?___.
- The 1790 census records the family living in Greenbrier County, Virginia. This census was compiled from Heads of Families taken from county tax lists between 1783 and 1786, and the only information listed in this census was the name of the head of the family, which was James Huggart. Other Huggart family heads living in Greenbrier were: Ja, Jo and Wm.
- A review of the Virginia Land Grants issued in Greenbrier County, Virginia revealed the following:
- Land Grant Book Page #Name of GranteeAcresLocal DescriptionYearBookPage
- 133 Hughart, James 400 Hughart ___Cr. 1787 147
- 133 Hughart, William 344Sinking Cr. 1787 1478
- On 31 December 1789 he prepared his will while weak and sick of body, in Greenbrier County, Virginia. In his will, he spelled his last name Hugart. James died in either January or February 1791. After he died a list of his possessions was compiled, on 17 February 1791. James and Agnes's children were:
- 1. John
- 2. Andrew m. Catherine Black between 5 February 1794 and 1799
- 3. GEORGE W. * m. RACHEL ___?___ d. 1846
- 4. Joseph m. Polly Black on 3 November 1808
- 5. Elizabeth m. George Gray on 19 July 1804
- 6. Rebecca
- 7. Jane m. David Murphy on 7 September 1806
- 8. Mary m. John McFerran on 1 March 1786
- 9. William m. Susanna Spencer on 12 August 1788 d. 1826
- 10. James m. (1) Nancy Thompson on 25 December 1792, m. (2) Martha McCluro Jameson in 1812, d. 1848
- 11. Agnes
- [Citation: http://boards.ancestrylibrary.com/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=66&p=surnames.hughart].